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Stroke Treatment, Outcomes Improve at Hospitals Participating in UCLA-Led Initiative

A study demonstrated that hospitals participating in a national quality-improvement program have markedly increased the speed with which they treat stroke patients with the clot-busting drug. This speedier treatment was accompanied by reduced...
4/21/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Entertainers Julianne Hough and Derek Hough Honored at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA’s Second Annual Kaleidoscope Ball


Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA celebrated the second annual Kaleidoscope Ball “Designing the Sweet Side of L.A.” at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 10.
4/17/2014 8:00 PM EDT

Community-Based HIV Prevention Can Boost Testing, Help Reduce New Infections

Study finds that communities in Africa and Thailand that worked together on HIV-prevention efforts saw not only a rise in HIV screening but a drop in new infections, demonstrating that programs such as this can encourage community-wide testing and...
4/14/2014 9:00 PM EDT

Community and UCLA/Rand Research Team Wins Prestigious Award for Translational Science Efforts to Improve Depression Care in Low-income Areas


A team of community leaders and researchers from UCLA and RAND has been awarded the 2014 Joint Team Science Award in recognition of a 10-year effort to conduct community engaged, population-based translational science to improve care for depression...
4/9/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Doctor Uses Crowdfunding to Launch Anti-Food Choking Campaign


A doctor's new crowdfunding project aims to raise money to launch an anti-food choking campaign.
4/9/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Higher Social Class Linked to Fewer Bone Fractures Among Non-White Women

Social class may play a significant role in how likely middle-aged African-American or Asian woman are to suffer bone fractures. New research suggests that a higher education level was associated with decreased fracture incidence among non-white...
4/4/2014 3:00 PM EDT

UCLA Hospitals Serve up Antibiotic-Free Beef and Chicken


Patients, staff and visitors to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica can now enjoy a healthier version of the traditional burger-and-fries lunch. The hospitals' menus now include burgers made from...
4/2/2014 11:00 AM EDT

UCLA Scientist Awarded $3 Million Gift to Fund Research into the Structure of Proteins Affecting the Function of the Kidney


UCLA Scientist Dr. Ira Kurtz has received a $3 million gift from the Donald T. Sterling Foundation to fund research on the structural properties of key proteins in the kidney that affect its function in health and disease.
4/1/2014 2:00 PM EDT

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UCLA Offers Tips to Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Since this cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon. UCLA experts encourage people to embrace these 10 tips to help protect colon...
3/5/2014 11:00 AM EST

Injuries, Doping, and Sports Medicine at the Olympics with UCLA Health Sciences Experts

2/7/2014 10:00 AM EST

UCLA Coauthor of IOM Report on Youth and Concussion Available for Interviews


10/29/2013 5:40 PM EDT

UCLA doctors available to comment on Olympic Games drug testing, gender issues and sports injuries

7/24/2012 5:00 PM EDT

Have a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day: Gift, Food and Activity Ideas from UCLA Experts

UCLA medical experts provide heart healthy gift, food and activity ideas for Valentine's Day.
1/22/2010 1:00 PM EST

Faculty Experts Advisory: Swine Flu Spreads Across Globe, Raising Fears

With cases of swine flu continuing to spread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Homeland Security Department have declared a public health emergency, and the World Health Organization and governments around the globe are...
4/30/2009 9:00 AM EDT

Tips to Protect Your Heart in a Bad Economy

A bad economy can take its toll on the heart with increased stress, poor eating and forgoing healthful activities like going to the gym when money is tight. UCLA cardiologists suggest the following tips to help protect the heart during this time of...
1/27/2009 1:40 PM EST

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